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FestivalisThomas Mann Festival
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The 21st International Thomas Mann Festival “Pandora’s Box?”

15-22 July, 2017 

JULY 15, SATURDAY
19 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Festival Opening Concert 
The festival will be opened by the patron of the festival, President of the Republic, Mr. VALDAS ADAMKUS, Mayor of Neringa, Mr. DARIUS JASAITIS, and other guests 
Opening concert 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1 No. 1 (1795)
Diana Čemerytė (born 1974) First performance of the piece specially commissioned for the festival (2017)
Arvo Pärt (born 1935) Mozart-Adagio, for Violin, Cello and Piano (1992)

Performed by: 
Piano Trio FortVio: INDRĖ BAIKŠTYTĖ (piano), INGRIDA RUPAITĖ (violin), POVILAS JACUNSKAS (cello)
Chamber Choir Aidija (artistic director ROMUALDAS GRAŽINIS) 

JULY 16, SUNDAY
18.00 p.m. Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts
Opening of exhibition "When the Sea Looks Back" (Curators: SUZA HUSSE ir EMMA HAUGH, Germany)

20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
An hour of the Lithuanian music featuring alumni of the Klaipėda Music Conservatory Juozas Pakalnis and Jeronimas Kačinskas 
Juozas Pakalnis (1912–1948) Lamentation for Flute and Piano (1946), Dream for Flute and Piano (1943), Hoop Dance for Flute and Piano (1942) 
Jeronimas Kačinskas (1907–2005) Parts 1 and 3 from the Reflections Cycle for Piano (1957)
Choir songs by Juozas Pakalnis and Jeronimas Kačinskas

Performed by: 
VYTENIS GURSTIS (flute)
DAUMANTAS KIRILAUSKAS (piano)
Chamber Choir Aidija (artistic director ROMUALDAS GRAŽINIS) 

JULY 17, MONDAY
18 p.m. Museum of the History of the Curonian Spit
Opening of the exhibition “Marianna Werewkina, the Rider of Expressionism”
The exhibition is presented by the art historian LAIMA LAUČKAITĖ

20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
The Centenary of the Manns 
Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) Three Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 8 (1917)
Luigi Dallapiccola (1904–1975) Sonatina canonica su Capricci di Niccolò Paganini for Piano (1946)
Frank Bridge (1879–1941) Phantasie for Piano Trio in c-moll, H. 79 (1907)

Performed by: 
ROBERT GROD (cello)
EUGENIJUS ŽARSKUS (piano)
HAN-GYEOL LIE (piano, Germany-Austria)
Piano Trio FortVio: INDRĖ BAIKŠTYTĖ (piano), INGRIDA RUPAITĖ (violin), POVILAS JACUNSKAS (cello)

22 p.m. Cinema nights at the Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila”
Screening of German feature films 

JULY 18, TUESDAY
16 p.m. Thomas Mann Museum   
Interesting discussions and meetings 

20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Festival debut  
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP. 164 (1956–1957)
Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, H. 300 (1944)

Performed by: 
VYTENIS GURSTIS (flute)
ROBERT GROD (cello, Germany)
EUGENIJUS ŽARSKUS (piano) 

22 p.m. Cinema nights at the Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila”
Screening of German feature films 

JULY 19, WEDNESDAY 
16 p.m. Thomas Mann Museum   
Interesting discussions and meetings 

18 p.m. Nida Community Centre 
Opening of the exhibition “In Quest of the Wonderful Land. The Cultural Tourism Route from the Nida Artists’ Colony to Pranas Domšaitis”.  Painting and graphic art from the collection of ALEKSANDR POPOV. Curator KRISTINA JOKUBAVIČIENĖ

20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
The Linkup between Centuries  
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) Tba
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) Tba
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Tba

Performed by: 
HAN-GYEOL LIE (piano, Germany-Austria)
DAUMANTAS KIRILAUSKAS (piano) 
22 p.m. Cinema nights at the Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila”
Screening of Polish feature films 

JULY 20, THURSDAY 
18.00 p.m. V. and K. Mizgiriai House of Artists
Exhibition opening
20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
The Aftermath of the October Revolution and the Work of Russian Composers 
Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936) String Quartet No. 5 in D minor, Op. 70 (1898)
Alexander Tcherepnin (1899–1977) Sonata for Violin and Piano in F, op. 14 (1921–1922)
Alexander Gretchaninov (1864–1956) Choral songs and hymns  

Performed by: 
Kaunas String Quartet: KAROLINA BEINARYTĖ-PALEKAUSKIENĖ (first violin), AISTĖ MIKUTYTĖ (second violin), EGLĖ LAPINSKĖ (viola), SAULIUS BARTULIS (cello)
INGRIDA ARMONAITĖ (violin)
UGNĖ ANTANAVIČIŪTĖ (piano)
Chamber Choir Aidija (artistic director ROMUALDAS GRAŽINIS) 

JULY 21, FRIDAY
16 p.m. Thomas Mann Museum   
Interesting discussions and meetings 

20 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Festival debut 
Franz Danzi (1763–1826) Wind Quintet G-dur, Op. 67 No. 1 (1824)
Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922)
György Ligeti (1923–2006) Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953)

Performed by: 
Ensemble QUINTESSENCE: DOMINYKA ŠEIBOKAITĖ (flute), LINAS ŠALNA (oboe), JONAS MORKŪNAS (clarinet), 
INDRĖ KULEŠEVIČIENĖ (horn), MARTYNAS MAŽEIKA (bassoon) 
22 p.m. Cinema nights at the Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila”

JULY 22, SATURDAY
 16 p.m. Thomas Mann Museum   
Interesting discussions and meetings 

20.00 p.m. Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church
Closing concert  
Franz Schubert (1797–1828). Tba
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) String Quartet No. 12 Es-dur, Op. 127 (1823–1824)

Performed by:
Kaunas String Quartet: KAROLINA BEINARYTĖ-PALEKAUSKIENĖ (first violin), AISTĖ MIKUTYTĖ (second violin), EGLĖ LAPINSKĖ (viola), SAULIUS BARTULIS (cello)
Chamber Choir Aidija (artistic director ROMUALDAS GRAŽINIS) 

Organisation by:
PUBLIC INSTITUTION THOMAS MANN CULTURAL CENTRE
Skruzdynės g. 17, Neringa 93123
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Festival under the auspices of:
Valdas Adamkus, President of Lithuania
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadorfor the Knowledge Societies
Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO

Festival partners:
Museums of Neringa
Goethe-Institut Vilnius
Papyrus Lietuva, UAB
Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts 
Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila”
Public Institution Nidden 

Festival sponsors:
Lithuanian Council for Culture
Neringa Municipality Administration

Saulius Karosas Charity and Support Foundation
Silberauto, UAB

Förderverein Thomas-Mann-Haus e.V
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